Event: Declaration Festival, Edinburgh 2nd and 3rd March

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This is not a MWH event, please contact the event advertisers directly to book and for details. However, we would be delighted to share your reflections if you do attend or if you would like to discuss bringing similar events locally to the area.

Information from University of Strathclyde:

We are pleased to announce that the second ‘Declaration Festival’, will be held on 2nd and 3rd March 2017 at Summerhall, Edinburgh.  Declaration is an innovative festival of arts and ideas focused on health and human rights.

The Centre for Health Policy is delighted to be a partner in Declaration, in collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation (creators of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival), the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), NHS Health Scotland, NHS Lothian, and the Health and Social Care Action Group of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP).

The full Declaration programme can be found online from today at www.declarationfest.com. Tickets for all events are FREE and can be booked in advance via the festival website.

Opening the programme on Thursday evening is a free showing of Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning film I, Daniel Blake, followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film with key commentators. On Friday, award-winning theatre-maker Jenna Watt (creator of 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit Faslane) will explore one of the leading challenges of exercising our right to health – how difficult it can be just asking for help – in a

specially commissioned new installation called Helpline. TYCI, the Glasgow feminist collective co-founded by Lauren Maybury of the globally successful Scottish band Chvrches, will explore women’s health inequalities in their first evening event in Edinburgh. Events led by the People’s Health Movement, Nourish, Scottish Recovery Network and Scottish Care will explore the many different aspects of our right to health, and what we can all do to help ensure that this right is extended to everyone in society.

Visit www.declarationfest.com to book your tickets, and please feel free to share.

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